December 4, 2019
Jennifer Tran writes about the Kerygma—a crucial concept you may or may not have heard from our St. Peter’s students.
In Christ’s Love,
Sister Mary Michael, CK
The drive continues through December 6. Please bring NEW TOYS to school during this time to be donated to the Catholic Social Services Toy Store—they will be used for presents for children in need. If you have used toys to donate in addition to new, please take them to the St. Louise Thrift Store, and they will be warmly accepted there. Thanks in advance for your generous support of these children in need.
CHRISTMAS TEACHER GIFT FUND
Attached to this newsletter is a note from our SFA president, Amanda Wiegert. Please consider a gift for our faculty/staff, either online or sent to the office in the envelope provided previously. The last day to give to the fund is Friday, December 13. Please make checks out to “St. Peter School.” Your generosity is greatly appreciated. This gift to teachers is in place of a small, personal gift.
The school lunch menu will be changed as follows: Thurs. Dec. 5 – Salisbury steak, potatoes & gravy, salad bar, dinner roll, milk; Wed. Dec. 11 – Hot dog, bun, potato smiles, salad bar, milk.
ST. NICHOLAS DAY
On Fri. Dec. 6, students are asked to bring an extra shoe to school, so St. Nicholas can leave them a treat.
ST. NICK AT PIUS X
St. Nick is coming to Pius X on the Feast Day of St. Nicholas, Friday Dec. 6 from 5:30-7:30pm. Join the Pius community for a Baby Jesus/Nativity Blessing at 5:30pm in the Pius X Chapel. Then from 6:00-7:30pm in the Commons, get your picture taken with “St. Nick,” decorate a sugar cookie, color a St. Nick page, and listen to Christmas Carols. Parents, come and show your kids your alma mater, their future high school, or where their siblings attend school each day! RSVP the number of kids attending to Kristin.email@example.com or go to http://piusx.net/foundation/st-nick-at-nite/ to register and receive more information. No charge—free-will donations accepted.
ATTENTION GR. 6-7-8 BAND STUDENTS & PARENTS
In addition to Wednesday band, we will be doing Monday rehearsals in the coming two weeks. The band schedule will be as follows: Monday Dec. 9 and Monday Dec. 16 – full band practice; Wednesday Dec. 11 and Wednesday Dec. 18 – full band plus lessons. You will be allowed to keep your instruments at school from Monday through Wednesday. ---Mr. Murphy, Band Instructor
RENEWAL COMMITMENT CARD REMINDER
Remember to return your commitment cards to the parish by the end of December. You may put them in the collection basket, mail them in or reply online.
MASTER FACILITY PLANNING SURVEY
A five-minute survey was sent out on Tuesday regarding the Master Plan Survey - Online. Please complete at your earliest convenience, the deadline is Dec. 9th.
SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM
The Program is being audited this year by the Nebraska Dept. of Education. It is ESSENTIAL that we receive a good EXCELLENT rating. We need all school families to monitor their account(s) faithfully to the end of January 2020. Please do NOT allow your School Lunch Account to become or remain overdrawn. If the balance is negative, the payment is due immediately. If you are not currently using My School Bucks, you need to check the backpack of your youngest student each and every Wednesday for a statement. Your cooperation in this matter will be sincerely appreciated. Thank you & God bless.
CHI HEALTH’S TOP TEACHER AWARD
Families, students, fellow teachers, etc. can make their nominations for a “top teacher”—someone who plays an active and positive role in changing student lives. CHI Health will select teachers monthly during the school year and surprise them in the classroom with an apple award, treat basket, and gift card. It’s completely free to nominate someone and is CHI Health’s way of thanking the teachers who make a difference each day. To nominate a teacher, click on Top Teacher. The following video is an example of a top teacher surprise by CHI Health: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QjhgoJ1Rbk
Scrip News Students met the Week 1 Holiday Scrip Contest goal and earned wearing silly socks on Friday, December 6! Weeks 2-3 are coming to a close with a goal of $28,000 in sales by this Friday, December 6, to earn silly socks and an accessory on Friday December 13! Sales toward our Week 2-3 goal, with only 3 days left, total $21,262.
New Scrip Vendor: Elder Jewelry is now available for purchase in $50 and $100 increments. Just in time to purchase a beautiful Christmas gift for anyone on your list!
Marcus Theatres Snack Cash: For every $25 of Marcus Scrip ordered, $5 Snack Cash will also be given while supplies last.
Scrip Sales from November 25-December 1 were $15,422 with a profit of $703.
E-Scrip is sent home on the1st and 16th of the month. To sign up or make changes to your order, please fill out and return the E-Scrip registration form through your child's backpack or contact Scrip Coordinator Bridget Paseka at 402-480-5463 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scrip Volunteers for Dec. 7/8 Masses: 4:00pm Karen Post, 8:00am Monica Oldenburg, 9:30am Angie Schafers, 11:00am Chananne Slepicka. Thank you!
Grades 1-6 will perform on Dec. 17. We will have one evening performance at 7:00pm on Dec. 17 and a dress rehearsal at 1:30 on Monday, Dec. 16, but keep in mind it is a rehearsal. For the evening performance, boys should wear nice slacks and a dressy shirt—no jeans, wind pants, or T-shirts please. Girls need to wear a knee-length or longer dress. Girls should not wear sleeveless/spaghetti straps unless worn with a sweater or jacket over them.
School will dismiss at noon on Friday, Dec. 20 due to the Christmas break. Classes resume Monday, Jan. 6.
LINCOLN ELKS CHRISTMAS PARTY – FREE!
Kids are invited to the 112th Annual Children’s Christmas Party on Sunday, Dec. 8 at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Doors open at noon, entertainment starts at 1pm, and Santa arrives around 2pm. There is free parking in the garage attached to the Arena and in the Festival Space Lot (North of the Arena). Special Needs parking is in Arena’s Gate 4 lot. There will be goodie bags for every child who attends!
THUNDERBOLT WRESTLING CLUB
All skill levels for boys in grades K-8 grade are welcome. The first four practices are free, so come join us and try it out! For more information/practice schedule, go to www.thunderboltwrestling.info or contact Marg Bohy at email@example.com or 402-770-4432 with any questions. First four practices will be on Dec. 9, 16, 30, and Jan. 2 from 6:30-7:30pm in the Pius X Wrestling Room.
SAVE THE DATE
Our annual parish fundraiser, Taste & See, will be held on Friday, January 31. Plan to join your fellow parishioners and friends for a live and silent auction, raffles, wine, craft beers, food, fun, and much more.
If you will have a Kindergartener for Fall 2020, please stop by the office and fill out a “Pre-Application for Kindergarten” form or the office can send you the form; email Margaret-Aldridge@cdolinc.net.
We have an advanced signup process for preschool. We are aware finding quality preschool and care for your little ones requires advanced planning. Sign them up well in advance—see the office staff for details or email Margaret-Aldridge@cdolinc.net.
BACKGROUND SCREEN/SAFE ENVIRONMENT
The Diocese requires all faculty, staff, and volunteers for any event to complete the online Safe Environment (SE) training yearly and background screens every five years. Please check with the school office first (402-421-6299 or firstname.lastname@example.org) to find out your dates of completion to determine if you need a background screen, SE training, or both.
40 DAYS FOR LIFE
Reminder that St Peter Catholic Church is assigned every Monday to pray for the end to abortion. St Peter is assigned from 1:00-8:00pm every Monday in front of Planned Parenthood, 5631 S 48 St. If this does not work for your schedule, come any day at any time.
LINCOLN MOTHERS ON A MISSION (MOMs)
Join us Saturday, Dec. 7 at 8:30am for "Finding Freedom in Surrender" with Dr. Eve Rosno. Lincoln MOMs is a group of Catholic mothers searching for fellowship, hope, & joy in our ever-changing vocation. Meetings are held every first Saturday, 8:30-10:30am, Gianna’s Java & Gelato’s Guadalupe Center, 2241 O St. Contact us at email@example.com or www.facebook.com/lincolnmothersonamission.
Please continue sending Box Tops and Best Choice UPCs to school. Thank you! The app works too for Box Tops.
Please remember to bring money and/or food donations on Fridays for Catholic Social Services.
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BOYS BASKETBALL SCHEDULE
December 5 @ St. Peter
6:00 St. Peter Maroon vs. NAM (8)
7:00 St. Peter Black vs. St. Teresa (8)
December 10 @ Cathedral
5:45 Cathedral vs. St. Peter Black (7)
6:45 Cathedral vs. St. Peter Maroon (8)
7:45 Cathedral vs. St. Peter Black (8)
December 12 @ NAM
5:45 NAM vs. St. Peter Maroon (7)